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  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Leader Boards


There are four separate handicapped competitions to find the leading player on Monday evening, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday evening  and Friday evening Duplicate Pairs events.

 

  • All the competitions have the same rules and take place from January to December inclusive.
  • Merit Points are awarded to members on each session as follows:
First 6 Points
Second 4 Points
Third 3 Points
Fourth 2 Points
Fifth 1 Point

 

  • All open duplicate sessions are included, but special events such Ladies' Pairs, Men's Pairs, Christmas Parties, etc are excluded.
  • At the end of the year the total points obtained by each player will be calculated and the player with the highest total will be the winner of each event.
  • Any player who is placed in the top two or three positions will be handicapped for that event in the following two years as follows:
  • Prior to 2011
 Year / Position First Second Third
 Year One     50        40        30   
 Year Two     25        20        15   

 

  • 2011 Onwards
From 2010 the awarding of an annual prize for third place was discontinued and the handicappping amended to reflect this.
 
 Year / Position First Second
 Year One     50        40   
 Year Two     25        20   

 

 

Player Handicaps for 2016 to 2018
 
Monday
 
2016 2017 2018
Lollo Murthwaite 50 Peter Swarbrick 50    
Jean McKeown 40 Stewart Everitt 40    
Jack Sheldrake 25 Lollo Murthwaite 25 Peter Swarbrick 25
John Griffith 20 Jean McKeown 20 Stewart Everitt 20
 
Tuesday
 
2016 2017 2018
Mike Reid 50 Pat Crossley 50    
Robin Huddleston 40+20 Lollo Murthwaite 40    
Lollo Murthwaite 25 Mike Reid 25  Pat Crossley 25
    Robin Huddleston 20 Lollo Murthwaite 20
 
Wednesday
 
2016 2017 2018
John Griffith 50 Stewart Everitt 50    
Nick Hughes 40 Aidan Prescott 40    
Jack Sheldrake 25 John Griffith 25 Stewart Everitt 25
Pat Crossley 20 Nick Hughes 20 Aidan Prescott 20
 
Friday
 
2016 2017 2018
Joan King 50 Gill O'Neill 50    
Colin Nugent 40 Stephanie Howard 40    
Lollo Murthwaite 25 Joan King 25  Gill O'Neill 25
John Griffith 20 Colin Nugent 20 Stephanie Howard 20

 

 

  Mike Swanson

The Mike Swanson is a fully handicapped individual competition open to all members and offers the opportunity for the average player to win a club competition.

  • The competition takes place on the 4th Wednesday of each month from January to November inclusive, and consists of duplicate pairs.
  • It is open to all members who will receive an individual handicap based on their performance at the club during the previous 12 months.
  • Individual handicaps will be calculated as follows:

Handicap = 50 - (Average % in the previous 12 months)*
e.g.
Average Handicap
55% - 5
50% 0
45% + 5

* Using the following open duplicate events: Monday evening (including Ted Reveley), Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday evening and Friday evening.

Note that this is a rolling value and a new handicap will be calculated on the 1st of each month using the previous 12 months scores.

  • New members will automatically have a handicap of - 5.00 until they have played in five club events that qualify for the calculation of an individual handicap.
  • For each event the pair will receive a handicap that is the average of their individual handicaps.
  • The handicap of the pair will be added to the percentage obtained in the event to produce the handicapped result , e.g.
Event Result Pairs' Handicap Handicapped Result
55%
- 6 49%
50%
0 50%
45%
+ 6 51%

  • Merit Points will then be awarded as follows: 1st place - 8 points, 2nd place - 6 points, 3rd place - 5 points, and then 4, 3, 2 and 1 point.
  • All eleven events of the competition will be included and the individual with the highest total Merit Point count will be the winner.  In the event of a tie, the player with the most first place positions will be deemed to have won.  If there is still a tie, then the one with the most second place positions will be deemed to be the winner, and so on.  If all the positions are identical then the competition will be deemed to have been tied.
  • Visitors are welcome to play in the occasional event but, as they will have no handicap, neither they nor any member they might pair with can score points in that event.
  • EBU Master Points will be awarded on the basis of the actual result and not the handicapped result.
 
  Ted Reveley


The Ted Reveley is a pairs competition open to all members.
 

  • The competition takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month from January to December inclusive, and consists of duplicate pairs.
  • The best eight events count towards the competition and the partnership with the highest aggregate percentage will be the winner.
  • Visitors are welcome to play in the occasional event but they cannot take part in the overall competition.


From 2011 it is not a handicapped competition, but it has been in previous years.

From 2014 the winner is not eligible to win this competition again for a period of five years.

 

Players Not Eligible to Win Until
Jack Sheldrake & Lollo Murthwaite 2019
Colin Nugent & John Griffith 2020
Chris Whaley & David Howe 2021
Jean McKeown & Peter Swarbrick 2022

 

  Player of the Year


The Player of the Year is the player with the highest aggregate merit point total in the four Merit Point competitions (Monday evening, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday evening and Friday evening).

  • The merit point total includes any handicaps that are applicable in the individual competitions.
  • The winner is not eligible to win this competition again for a period of five years.

 

Player Not Eligible to Win Until
John Griffith 2017
Stephanie Howard 2018
Pat Arthur 2019
Pat Crossley 2020
Jean McKeown 2021
Lollo Murthwaite 2022